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“Not impressive” 3 of 5 stars
Review of SEA LIFE Busan Aquarium

SEA LIFE Busan Aquarium
1411-4 Jung 1-dong, Haeundae-gu, Busan, South Korea
051-740-1700
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Ranked #17 of 143 things to do in Busan
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Owner description: Busan Aquarium is top of the list of Busan attractions and one of the leadingvisitor attractions in Korea.A unique edutainment (education + entertainment)-based aquarium on Haeundae Beach in Busan with a lot of state-of-the-art facilities.
Seoul, South Korea
2 reviews
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“Not impressive”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I was disappointed in this aquarium. It cost us around US$75 to get in (4 members of my family, after a 20% discount) and we spent under an hour in the aquarium. Many of the enclosures were closed for renovation/rebranding. It has the typical animals, but no hands-on exhibits. We bought a simulator 'ride' which turned out NOT to have English subtitles (I should have known better) and was a sorry excuse for a ride. Overall I would not recommend this aquarium to anyone who has been to one elsewhere …. you won't find anything unique and you'll be out a bunch of money.

Visited May 2014
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“Worth Seeing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I'm not that big on aquariums, but this one is good, especially with kids. I took my daughter there and she loves it. It's located on Haeundae Beach, so there are plenty of hotels and restaurants surrounding the aquarium. I didn't expect much, but I was surprised. There was a shark tank and they provided a show as well.

Visited September 2013
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“Nothing Special”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

After many visits to Busan, finally I got chance to visit this Aquarium.
After seen many aquariums in may countries including Dubai and Japan, there was nothing special for me. You may find its exciting to walk below the huge glass bottom of tanks where many different kind of fish are swimming~

Visited August 2013
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“Short”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Fishes. Like a typical aquarium. Quite a few attractions were closed down for renovation. Not bad they have english descriptions for the fishes.

Visited May 2014
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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“Daebak!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

I love this place since i'm a diver and im happy that busan had one of place that caring about marine life. Love to see dolphin and the penguin and the leopard shark looks like they very friendly. Too bad when im visit it's about to close at 10.00pm i guess much more im not have a chance to see them all. One day i will visit again and try to dive there..Recommended for people love to see the marine life.

Visited April 2014
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